So I've decided to take a venture in to mapping, it seems like a worthy skill after all. When one tires of making skins and weapons there's little else to do unless you can rig playermodels, which I can't. So I got a dream, to make a section of a city, or a small midevil village. So I went through all of the steps to make a map, and voila, it works! Except the skybox fails. I have all the outer faces caulked properly, there are no leaks, and I simply applied the skybox texture to the upper-inner five faces, leaving the ground a ground texture. When I load the map however, the walls are black. The texture I'm using at the moment is the Yavin skybox, does anyone have any clue why it's not working? I checked over the tutorials in the master sticky and none of them had anything about this from what I can tell. It's probably just a nub thing that I'm overlooking because.. I'm a nub? :smokin:
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18th January 2005
Eeeyeah. when it cmes to skyboxes, maybe don't caulk them on any side?
Eh, well, the original raven maps are caulked on the outside as far as skyboxes go.. So I think that'd work *shrug*
Just thought this might help.
YOU'RE FIRST MAP SHOULD BE A BOX!! Mine was anyway.
Oh, it IS a box, just a very l33t box. But I made a very unl33t mistake. R_fastsky 1, sorry people. Might as well kill the thread now, and put me out of my missery.
Ooohh... But we like Misery!
Did you add any lights? Maybe thats why the wall was so dark.
Yup yup, lots of lights, quite possibly excessively. I have atleast 10 lights in place for nothing more but a floating pannel in the middle of the sky.
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4th March 2006
Try using a different sky box texture in the selection. Try using the Byss shader for example (I.E little white box with the word "sky" printed on it and has the name "byss" [or something like that] ). Also, calk everything the player can't see! Even on sky boxes. Only place the sky shader on the walls visible to the player.